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Halfbakery: Alternative Forms: Online
retro web fad Halfbakery   (+5, -1)  [vote for, against]
<BLINK>Hello!</BLINK>

As a comment on the unchanging, pared-down UI of the Halfbakery, this is a reimagining of the Halfbakery showing how it would look at different points in the internet’s history if it had adopted the currently fashionable web fad. E.g., not necessarily in this order: 1. everything in a FRAME, 2. accessible only via clicking on a splash screen, 3. accessible only via an OS-specific app which has slightly less functionality than the HTML site, 4. with pop-up ads, 5. with rampant collection of user data for onward sale to the highest bidder, 6. everything rendered with Flash, 7. built in Wordpress, etc.
-- hippo, Dec 09 2019

YOU ARE IN A LARGE SPACE SURROUNDED BY IDEAS.
YOU HAVE 23CROISSANTS 4 FISHBONES.

> go north
YOU ARE IN AN IDEA CALLED PANIC PIN .
THERE ARE 16 ANNOTATIONSHERE.
THERE IS A [UNABUBBA] HERE.
THE [UNABUBBA] IS ATTACKING YOU.

>run away
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO run away
THE [UNABUBBA] IS ATTACKING YOU.
THE [UNABUBBA] IS RIPPING YOUR LIMBS OFF.
YOU ARE DEAD.
GAME OVER.
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-- 8th of 7, Dec 09 2019


Need a Web 2.0 croissant logo, with a nice gradient
-- calum, Dec 09 2019


BBS

Gopher

Vannevar Bush's Memex

Mobile-first

Tor hidden service

Serverless
-- notexactly, Dec 10 2019


tsk, don't forget nntp. (could actually be done, but would get zero traffic).

Oh wait... Yahoo! Gropes
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 10 2019


Baudot punched paper tape ?

Actually, given its text format, halfbakery-on- ASR33-Teletype would be entirely practical ... very Steampunk.
-- 8th of 7, Dec 10 2019


We could also have a version designed to be accessed from retrocomputers, like (IIRC) retro.hackaday.com (which, IIRC, just displays a static set of blog posts now, not the most recent ones from the actual blog?). It wouldn't even be difficult—last time I checked, the halfbakery was already using '90s-style HTML for everything.

Though I guess it's not really necessary, with the /lr/ version already available.
-- notexactly, Dec 20 2019


I'm quite interested in the weekly periodical magazine format
-- hippo, Dec 20 2019


We're quite interested in the 70-round drum magazine format, as used by the PPSh-41.
-- 8th of 7, Dec 20 2019


71-round (Russian savant Dirty Harry).

Carry on.
-- pertinax, Dec 21 2019



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